41 days in Ireland Itinerary

41 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland visit planner

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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 5 nights
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Inisheer
— 1 night
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Kilkenny

— 4 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Kilkenny: highs are around 20°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Kinsale

— 4 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Cobh (Spike Island, St Colman’s Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kinsale trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Kenmare (Ring of Beara & Horseback Riding Tours) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Muckross House, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Dingle

— 5 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 2nd (Sat) at Skellig Michael. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and steep yourself in history at Kilmalkedar Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip app.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Inisheer.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

Inisheer

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of O'Brien's Castle, don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck, and then make a trip to St. Caomhan’s Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inisheer road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dingle to Inisheer. In July, daytime highs in Inisheer are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Inishmore

— 3 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, trails, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, and stroll through Kilmurvey Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore attractions website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inisheer to Inishmore. July in Inishmore sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doolin: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphinwatch, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Doolin travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Galway

— 6 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna), Cong (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more) and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, explore the activities along Galway Bay, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip website.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Galway are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:

Westport

— 3 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with a short trip to Keem Bay in Dooagh (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ceide Fields, stroll through Westport House, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport journey planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Dublin

— 6 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip site.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.